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Bridge Inhouse tutor training programme 

 We are delighted to offer a new Intensive Diploma in Public Service Interpreting (English Law option) exam preparation course, starting from January 2018 

This course is for experienced interpreter’s looking to fast track to prepare for the DPSI exams. The course is distance learning only, can be started at any time and therefore not subject to start or completion dates. This allows complete flexibility for you, allowing you to work at your own pace around your other commitments.  

Enrolment and registration for the course is subject to successfully passing the initial interview and assessment. 

Available via  Advanced learning loans the fees include, all exam fees,  all resources  including research books, interpreting theory reference books, past exam papers for your language pair, training materials and study tasks resulting in no initial cash outlay.  

The DPSI is an internationally recognised course and qualification for interpreting and translation linguists. This qualification provides a nationally consistent standard of professionalism in interpreting within the public services context. It is it recognised by businesses and government departments widely.  

On graduation and successful achievement of the DPSI qualifications you would be able to:  

 Use the initials DPSI after your name 

 Apply for registration on the National Register of Public Service Interpreters 

Entry requirements 

This qualification is ideal for those who wish to progress to a degree level qualification and have some experience/ or qualifications in the interpreting and translating field.   You would need the ability to conduct autonomous study on your language pair to develop a glossary of legal terms as well as developing your understanding of the English Legal System. You will also require reliable internet access with an Ethernet cable and a skype account for practice assignments and tutorials. 

Please note a smart phone will not be sufficient   

You will practice interpreting and translation skills within the exam format, using past exam papers to allow you to develop your exam techniques. There will be continuous assessment of your progress throughout the course by the tutor and your language assessor, to monitor your learning.  

You will be expected to:  

 Interpret consecutively and simultaneously  (whispered) (Unit 1 - 50 minutes) 

Provide a sight translation into English   (Unit 2- 10 minutes) 

 Provide a sight translation from English (Unit 3 - 10 minutes) 

 Translate in to English   (Unit 4 - 60 minutes) 

 Translate from English  (Unit 5- 60 minutes)   

 

This course is designed to give you an introduction to the field of Criminology. 

The course is 8 weeks long and focusing on the following topic  areas:

What is Criminology

What is Crime

How do you measure Crime

Why do people commit crime

How can we prevent crime

Post mortems and autopsy's

Serial Killers

Use of Knives in Crime

Why do we punish Criminals

Property Crime

Patricide and Matricide

The role of the Police

What is the Criminal Justice System 

Trial Procedure

Prisons

Youth Courts

Anti – social behaviour

Terrorism

Criminal Profiling

Forensic Psychology

Punishment

Execution

Recap of course


This course is designed to give you an introduction to the field of Criminology. 

The course is 8 weeks long and focusing on the following topic  areas:

What is Criminology

What is Crime

How do you measure Crime

Why do people commit crime

How can we prevent crime

Post mortems and autopsy's

Serial Killers

Use of Knives in Crime

Why do we punish Criminals

Property Crime

Patricide and Matricide

The role of the Police

What is the Criminal Justice System 

Trial Procedure

Prisons

Youth Courts

Anti – social behaviour

Terrorism

Criminal Profiling

Forensic Psychology

Punishment

Execution

Recap of course


   

This course has been designed for carers, volunteers or anyone looking to gain an understanding of common mental health conditions as part of their professional development in a variety of context. These include: Stress, Anxiety, Phobias, Depression, Post-Natal Depression, Understanding Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Dementia, Eating Disorders.

 

The aims of the course are as follows:

§  Understanding the nine specified mental health conditions

§  Understanding how to respond to the nine specified mental health conditions

§  Understanding relevant terms used within the field of mental health

§  Understanding how the nine specified mental health conditions can be managed


French Beginners course starting 28/01/2017 for 12 weeks.

If you are a beginner looking to learn French as a hobby or are planning a trip to France, or even looking to make friends or use conversational French at work, then this is the course for you!

In this course, you will:

  • Use basic French set phrases in writing, speaking, listening and reading
  • Use the language in a day to day social context (making friends, ordering food, travelling to France...)
  • Handle challenging situations and ask for clarification or help when needed
  • Find out more about French culture
  • Gain confidence learning a new language

There is no prerequisite requirements for this course.

Classes take place every Tuesday from 19:00 to 20:30.

*New* Level 4 Certificate in Community Interpreting – 23 credits


The course will run over 16 weeks and is designed for those wishing:

- To further develop their role as a Community Interpreter

- To gain a deeper understanding of sectors where interpreters may be required to work

- To develop their skills in interpreting (Consecutive and Simultaneous)

- To develop their skills in sight translation (both ways)

- To understand how to develop and enhance their own performance as a community interpreter

 


 The course’s mandatory units are as follows:

-Professional Development in Community Interpreting (CPD)

-Telephone Interpreting

-Essential Enterprise Know How

-Interpret Two Way

-Sight translation to and from English

 


“Within an English Law Context” means that you will be focusing your studies on the following specialised units:

-The Criminal Justice System

-Immigration Services

-Family Law


Bridge is pleased to introduce the first specialist medical interpreting course.


This course runs over 9 weeks and focuses on the acquisition of terminology required when working as an interpreter in the healthcare field.


 It covers the following themes:

-Primary Healthcare

- Hospitals & Specialised Units

- Mental health

-Telephone Interpreting & Note Taking skills within healthcare settings

- Sight Translation within healthcare settings

- Resources and Challenging Terminology

- Challenges to the role of the interpreter within healthcare settings


 It also includes 2 revision sessions


This is a preparation course for the Diploma in Police Interpreting (DPI) exams.

The DPI is a new qualification replacing the Metropolitan Police Test and has now been introduced nationally.

It is Ofqual accredited at Level 6 (first degree level) and has a credit value of 126.

Successful candidates will be able to use the initials DPI after their name.

The key changes and improvements to the qualification are:

• National recognition and accreditation

• The qualification will be recognised, not just in the UK, but also across Europe.


Structure

The Diploma in Police Interpreting consists of five units and the structure is as follows:

• Unit 01: Interpret consecutively two-way in a Police context and take a Police statement

• Unit 02: Interpret simultaneously – whispered – from English in a Police context

• Unit 03: Provide a Sight Translation from English in a Police context

• Unit 04: Translate a Police statement into English

• Unit 05: Translate from English in a Police context